(305 ILCS 5/5-5.23)
    Sec. 5-5.23. Children's mental health services.
    (a) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, by rule, shall require the screening and assessment of a child prior to any Medicaid-funded admission to an inpatient hospital for psychiatric services to be funded by Medicaid. The screening and assessment shall include a determination of the appropriateness and availability of out-patient support services for necessary treatment. The Department, by rule, shall establish methods and standards of payment for the screening, assessment, and necessary alternative support services.
    (b) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, to the extent allowable under federal law, shall secure federal financial participation for Individual Care Grant expenditures made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for the Medicaid optional service authorized under Section 1905(h) of the federal Social Security Act, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.1 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services may exercise the authority under this Section as is necessary to administer Individual Care Grants as authorized under Section 7.1 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act.
    (c) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall work collaboratively with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Division of Mental Health of the Department of Human Services to implement subsections (a) and (b).
    (d) On and after July 1, 2012, the Department shall reduce any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments or alter any methodologies authorized by this Code to reduce any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments in accordance with Section 5-5e.
    (e) All rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities currently exercised by the Department of Human Services related to the Individual Care Grant program are transferred to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services with the transfer and transition of the Individual Care Grant program to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to be completed and implemented within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. For the purposes of the Successor Agency Act, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services is declared to be the successor agency of the Department of Human Services, but only with respect to the functions of the Department of Human Services that are transferred to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
        (1) Each act done by the Department of Healthcare and
    
Family Services in exercise of the transferred powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities shall have the same legal effect as if done by the Department of Human Services or its offices.
        (2) Any rules of the Department of Human Services
    
that relate to the functions and programs transferred by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly that are in full force on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall become the rules of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. All rules transferred under this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly are hereby amended such that the term "Department" shall be defined as the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and all references to the "Secretary" shall be changed to the "Director of Healthcare and Family Services or his or her designee". As soon as practicable hereafter, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall revise and clarify the rules to reflect the transfer of rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities affected by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, using the procedures for recodification of rules available under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except that existing title, part, and section numbering for the affected rules may be retained. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, consistent with its authority to do so as granted by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, shall propose and adopt any other rules under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act as necessary to administer the Individual Care Grant program. These rules may include, but are not limited to, the application process and eligibility requirements for recipients.
        (3) All unexpended appropriations and balances and
    
other funds available for use in connection with any functions of the Individual Care Grant program shall be transferred for the use of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to operate the Individual Care Grant program. Unexpended balances shall be expended only for the purpose for which the appropriation was originally made. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall exercise all rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities for operation of the Individual Care Grant program.
        (4) Existing personnel and positions of the
    
Department of Human Services pertaining to the administration of the Individual Care Grant program shall be transferred to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services with the transfer and transition of the Individual Care Grant program to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The status and rights of Department of Human Services employees engaged in the performance of the functions of the Individual Care Grant program shall not be affected by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. The rights of the employees, the State of Illinois, and its agencies under the Personnel Code and applicable collective bargaining agreements or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan shall not be affected by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. All transferred employees who are members of collective bargaining units shall retain their seniority, continuous service, salary, and accrued benefits.
        (5) All books, records, papers, documents, property
    
(real and personal), contracts, and pending business pertaining to the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities related to the functions of the Individual Care Grant program, including, but not limited to, material in electronic or magnetic format and necessary computer hardware and software, shall be delivered to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services; provided, however, that the delivery of this information shall not violate any applicable confidentiality constraints.
        (6) Whenever reports or notices are now required to
    
be made or given or papers or documents furnished or served by any person to or upon the Department of Human Services in connection with any of the functions transferred by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, the same shall be made, given, furnished, or served in the same manner to or upon the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
        (7) This amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly
    
shall not affect any act done, ratified, or canceled or any right occurring or established or any action or proceeding had or commenced in an administrative, civil, or criminal cause regarding the Department of Human Services before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly; and those actions or proceedings may be defended, prosecuted, and continued by the Department of Human Services.
    (f) The Individual Care Grant program shall be inoperative during the calendar year in which implementation begins of any remedies in response to litigation against the Department of Healthcare and Family Services related to children's behavioral health and the general status of children's behavioral health in this State. Individual Care Grant recipients in the program the year it becomes inoperative shall continue to remain in the program until it is clinically appropriate for them to step down in level of care.
(Source: P.A. 99-479, eff. 9-10-15.)